3 Unexpected Reasons You Should Take Knitting Classes

Knitting Sample by Grace Elizabeth's - Should you take a knitting class?  Craftsy has some great ones!

Are you just beginning to learn the art of knitting? Or, are you like me? – I love to knit and would consider myself a seasoned knitter having knit most of my life. So are knitting classes that target the “beginner” off-limits to the “seasoned”, “advanced” knitter? My mom taught me[Read more]

Colorful Scarf to Keep the Chill Away

Scarf - Lichen Pattern by Larissa Brown, Knitted by Grace Elizabeth's

I popped into one of our local yarn shops a while back to get some inspiration and was not disappointed.  As I roamed around the quaint establishment, seeing and touching the bundles of soft yarn I spotted a beautiful flowing scarf.  The beginning of summer seamed like an odd time to[Read more]

5 Graduate Gifts They Will Love

Houndstooth Blanket by Grace Elizabeths

Along with spring comes graduations.  We are always pleasantly surprised at the graduation announcements and reception invitations we receive each year.  Those joyful young children are now young men and women ready to embark on a new adventure. My how time flies. Now for some thoughts on graduate gifts. Here is[Read more]

Top 3 DIY Teacher Gifts – Easy and Affordable

Teacher Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day

The school year is almost over.  Everyone, students, teachers and parents, say hip hip hurray! Have you gotten that teacher gift yet?  You know – Tuesday, May 5th is National Teacher Appreciation Day here in the United States. There are oodles of ideas out there; but, as I wrote in[Read more]

Best “Teacher Appreciation Day” Gift of All Time

Thank You Note Idea for Teacher Appreciation Day

Do you have a gift for your student’s teacher yet?  Tuesday, May 5th is National Teacher Appreciation Day and you don’t want to be caught without a means to appreciate the teacher or teachers in your child’s life – do you? For a cute little project you could bop on[Read more]

6 Important Dates for Your DIY Vegetable Garden

Photo: by Michael & Christa Richert  - Freeimages 1431123

I don’t know about you but I am so excited about the change in season.  Nebraska winters can be brutal. Ok, Mackenzie can laugh at that statement now that she has experienced her first winter in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. Spring is the time to start thinking about planting a[Read more]

Easy to Make Crochet Market Bag

Market Bag Crochet Pattern by Grace Elizabeths

Are you ready for your local Farmer’s Market?  The count down has started.  We have 18 days until the Lincoln Historic Haymarket Farmer’s Market officially opens May 2, 2015.  In preparation, I designed this easy to make crochet market bag.  It will be perfect to bring home the long-awaited, carefully selected vegetables[Read more]

Yarn Stash Buster: Crochet Circle Baby Blanket

Circle Baby Blanket

Project “Yarn Stash Buster” is still in progress.  Today I want to share with you a colorful crocheted circle baby blanket made from the never ending yarn pile I continue to share with you.  It’s like that plate of spaghetti in the restaurant.  No matter how much you eat it[Read more]